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Our news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Boston Children’s Hospital: “There is no current consensus on safe and equitable healthcare transition (HCT) for patients with chronic disease in resource-denied settings. Much of the existing literature is specific to HIV care. The objective of this narrative review was to summarise current literature related to adolescent HCT not associated with HIV, in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) and other resource-denied settings, in order to inform equitable health policy strategies. A literature search was performed using defined search terms in PubMed and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases to identify all peer-reviewed studies published until
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Limitations of existing evidence relate to the paucity of formal policy for paediatric to adult transition in LMICs for patients with childhood-onset conditions, in the absence of a diagnosis of HIV. With a rise in successful treatments for paediatric-onset chronic disease, adolescent health and transition programmes are needed to guide effective health policy and risk reduction for adolescents in resource-denied settings.”
For more information on this research see: Paediatric to adult healthcare transition in resource-limited settings: a narrative review. BMJ Paediatrics Open, 2021,5(1). (BMJ Paediatrics Open - http://bmjpaedsopen.bmj.com/). The publisher for BMJ Paediatrics Open is
A free version of this journal article is available at https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjpo-2021-001059.
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